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dilator

[dī′lād·ər]
(physiology)
Any muscle, instrument, or drug causing dilation of an organ or part.
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2] In our case, cervical dilatation was performed with Hegar dilators and the patient did not immediately require repeated dilatation.
Bougis male urethral dilator Above size 10 Two Set (Set of 10
Objective: To compare the efficiency and security of the balloon dilators versus fascial dilators in percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), We compared the difference of intraoperative and postoperative parameters of patients using these two different methods of expansion and having no significant statistic differences in peroperative parameters.
Scientists believe that impaired activation of the pharyngeal dilator muscles decreases their tone to the point that structures supported by these muscles are easily drawn into the airway during sleep in OSA sufferers.
Three types of dilators are available: Amplatz fascial dilator, telescopic metal dilator, and balloon dilator.
Single step dilation technique: after anaesthesia, positioning & calyceal needle puncture, guide wire was inserted and after dilation with screw dilator, a 24F or 28F Amplatz dilator followed by insertion of 26F or 30F Amplatz sheath depending on the stone size.
LAS VEGAS--Physicians looking for more options for alleviating dyspareunia in postmenopausal women should consider vaginal dilators, specialized vibrators, and pelvic floor physical therapy, according to Susan Kellogg Spadt, Ph.
In this case, the wire was lost with the insertion of the dilator, showing that this too is a hazardous step in the procedure.
Before ordering vaginal dilation for your patient, 1) assess the levator ani muscle group for hypertonus or spasm and 2) choose the size dilator to start therapy that does not cause pain with insertion but enters with some resistance.
The transseptal sheath/dilator was placed in the superior vena cava and then the dilator, sheath and needle combination was withdrawn inferiorly in the PA projection until the tip of the dilator "popped" into the fossa ovalis.